Type Vintage lever filling ring top fountain pen.
Product Name Model 0552 1/2 V, marked on the end of the barrel.
Manufacturer and Year Waterman, made in USA - circa 1920s.
Filling System Lever filler. We restored it with a new sac and it's working very well.
Color Gold plated overlay in a lined pattern called "Sheraton" with a black hard rubber upper barrel and section.
Nib FLEXIBLE MEDIUM gold Waterman's Ideal nib. It feels smooth if you write with a light hand. Excellent tipping material. There's line variation from fine to double-broad with light pressure. See writing sample below.
Condition Excellent condition. The plating shows a few tiny dots of pitting in the grooves, which is common for some reason with the Sherarton overlay pattern. There are a few very light scratches and minor handwear marks here and there on the cap and barrel. There is brassing and plating wear around the edge of both ends of the pen, as well as on the perimeter of the lever tab. There is a funny little patch near the top of the cap, which might be a repair and can be seen in the photos below. The imprints are clear and easily readable. Fully restored and working well.